The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 453 pages
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Moe Berg was a baseball player and a spy, and one of the most colorful men ever to pursue either line of work. Long the source of speculation and fascination, Berg's life has never before been pieced together so seamlessly and to such riveting effect as it is now in this superb biography. 16 pages of photos.

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Review: The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

User Review  - Randal - Goodreads

One of the dullest books I've ever read. Part of the problem is that it's so well-researched. Berg went to London for two weeks, where, wearing his usual white shirt, grey suit and black tie, he ... Read full review

Review: The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

User Review  - victor harris - Goodreads

Moe Berg may qualify as the most intriguing baseball player of all time. A weak-hitting but quality defensive catcher who kicked around with various teams for over a decade, the enigmatic Berg would ... Read full review

Contents

Who Was Moe Berg?
3
Professor Moe 1
11
Runt Wolfe i 9
28
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of three previous books. "The Fly Swatter "was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and "In the Country of Country" was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by "Conde Nast Traveler." He is also the editor of the Library of America's "Baseball: A Literary Anthology." A Guggenheim, Civitella Ranieri and Berlin Prize Fellow, he is currently the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University.

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